Here are the answers to some questions that you've asked so far. Please let us know if you're unsure of anything else, as this page will be updated regularly with new questions & further information.
> When can I apply for a bus pass?
Our bus & transport provision for September will be confirmed in the summer term. You will be able to purchase passes from July, or you can apply to the Bursary Funds.
> What financial support is available?
Bursary Funds are available to all full-time students, which can support the cost of transport, equipment, meals, childcare, trips, etc. Details will also be confirmed in the summer term, and bursary applications will open in July.
> Can I come & have another look around?
You are welcome to join our upcoming tours. Details of tour dates are on our website. NB: Tutors aren't available at these events for course information, so if you have any questions regarding the course, please let us know.
> Is there a dress code?
There is no whole-college uniform, though in some subject areas, there may be uniforms and PPE that you are required to wear in practical or professional areas or occasions. You have freedom of expression and can wear what makes you feel comfortable. This has to be within the boundaries of public decency, and clothing should not feature obscenities or references to substances or activities not allowed within the student behaviour agreement.
> When are the Enrolment Days?
In July, you will be invited into college on the relevant date below for approximately 3 hours.
Wednesday, 23rd August 2023
Access to HE, Under 16s, Vocational Studies.
Thursday, 24th August 2023
A-Levels, Business, Education & Childcare.
Friday, 25th August 2023
Agriculture, Animal Care, Health & Social Care, Science.
Tuesday, 29th August 2023
Construction, Engineering, Motor Vehicle.
Wednesday, 30th August 2023
Barbering & Hairdressing, Beauty Therapy, Hospitality & Catering, Sport, Outdoor Adventure, Uniformed Services.
Thursday, 31st August 2023
All Arts & Media Campus courses.
It's important to attend the date for your department to discuss course preparations with your tutors. In exceptional circumstances (for example, if you have a pre-booked holiday), we will arrange another opportunity for you to attend. Please get in touch asap if this is relevant to you.
During your enrolment, you will be given your induction timetable, collect your ID card, and have the opportunity to discuss bus passes, parking permits, and bursary applications.
> What days/times will I be in college?
As we accept applications throughout the summer, timetables aren't confirmed until Enrolment Day/Induction Week, as they depend on student group numbers.
Course days vary from 3 to 5 days a week. As we have students from a wide catchment area (Carlisle to Blackpool to Millom & beyond!), we try to group learning together rather than ask you to attend college for five days with free periods (although this is unavoidable for A-Level students). If you are in college for 3-4 days, you will have the same number of guided learning hours, but these will be condensed, enabling you to focus the other days on completing work and gaining work experience.
> Where can I get more information about the course?
Course information is available on the website, and your Welcome Pack in July will include further details on preparing for your course. If you have any course-specific questions in the meantime, please just let us know!
Our course department & social media pages give you an insight into student life.
> Can I add an A-Level to my course?
Adding an A-Level to your programme may be possible, but this depends on whether the timetables for both programmes will be compatible. T-Level courses include a significant work placement element, so combining T-Level with A-Level study is impossible. If you requested to add an A-Level on the application or at the interview, this has been recorded, and we will be in touch shortly.
If you don't hear from us, have changed your mind, or would like to request to add an A-Level, please get in touch.
> What else can I get involved in at college?
There are many opportunities to get involved in college life. Tom (one of our previous students) gives an insight into class reps, ambassadors, governors, clubs & societies, student discounts and more in this short film.
> What can I do after the course?
Your course will enable you to develop your skills & knowledge, to help you decide on your next steps. You could choose to progress onto employment or further study in the subjects you have studied or use the transferable skills you have gained to progress in a different area. We have a dedicated website to support you with this.